New computer program to help police fight gang crime

New computer program to help police fight gang crime

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new computer program will soon help Albany Police keep track of gang members' crimes.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards discussed the new program with the Gang Task Force Thursday.

It won't cost the Albany Police Department anything.

Members of the APD Gang Unit will be able to keep track of information about gang members in one place.

It will also be accessible by other Georgia jurisdictions with the program.

Edwards said the results will discourage gang activity in Dougherty County.

"While it is not against the law persay to be a member of a gang, what we intend to do is make it, number 1, undesirable to be in a gang, and uncomfortable to be in a gang," said Edwards.

He said the program could be online for Albany Police as early as July.

He hopes to get other law enforcement agencies in Dougherty County involved soon after that.

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